Updated:NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. —
The superintendent of the Nassau County School District is now taking a local student's side in a controversy over the use of the phrase "God Bless America" during morning announcements.
Action News was first to tell you last week that the American Humanist Association sent Yulee High School a letter asking the principal to stop the use of the phrase.
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We received a statement from Superintendent John L. Ruis, saying the phrase does not violate the Constitution.
Ruis’ statement says in part:
"Our hope is that the phrase "God Bless America" will continue to ring in the halls of Congress, in our stadiums, in our arenas, in the halls of our schools and, most importantly, in the hearts of our children."